contact staff ecs twitter facebook

Document Number: 9345

Impact of School Finance Reform on Resource Equalization and Academic Performance: Evidence from Michigan - Michigan radically altered its school finance system in 1994, significantly increasing state aid to the lowest-spending school districts and limiting future increases in spending in the highest-spending ones.This effectively abolished local discretion over school spending. This was quite successful in reducing interdistrict spending disparities. There was a positive effect on the student performance in the lowest-spending districts but negative effect on student performance in the highest-spending districts. (Association of School Finance and Policy, May 2011)...

Related Issues


Home  |  About ECS  |  Education Issues A-Z  | Research Studies  |  Reports & Databases  |  State Legislation  |  State Profiles  |  Projects & Institutes  |  Newsroom  |  Website User's Guide
700 Broadway, #810 Denver, CO 80203-3442
Phone: 303.299.3600 | Fax: 303.296.8332
©2015 Education Commission of the States |
Read our privacy policy